How do you measure preventative care?

How do you measure preventative care?

You’ve heard the phrase ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ hundreds of times. You’re probably even undertaking preventative care right now. If you’re eating a healthy diet or exercising frequently, this is preventative care - these are activities to keep you healthy, to prevent disease.

The question is how do you know that what you are doing is actually having any effect.

I have a friend who was undergoing treatment for cancer and she said she didn’t know what she could change when the chemotherapy was over as she was already eating a healthy diet and exercising before the diagnosis. You probably know people who have similar stories.

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Do you insist on natural products?

Do you insist on natural products?

There's a bit of a trend at the moment - insisting on 'natural', or 'organic', but is that what you should be insisting on or is 'non-toxic' a better choice.

So, here's the thing - if natural just means to you that a product comes from nature - so from a plant, for example - you may begetting more than you bargained for.

Plants live in soil and however careful the plants are tended to and harvested, the soil is affected by weather, by rainfall, by what is draining into the soil. etc So there may be heavy metals or other contaminants in the soil and they will affect the plant but it may not be obvious to the naked eye and you probably won't know if contaminants have affected your products.

Nature is not all good

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Inflammation - The Low Down

Inflammation - The Low Down

A lot of us are familiar with inflammation. We know that it is responsible for nasty diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

What may surprise you is that inflammation is not just responsible for a few disorders – in fact inflammation is the basis of every single disease known to man!

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Winding back the years

Winding back the years

Once upon a time – a long, long time ago – I was lining up waiting to get into a super cool nightclub…the Palladium! 

 

I was 21,  and was wearing my coolest gears,  and had spent more than a reasonable amount of time putting on my grown up make up!! 

Excited about the very cute guys entering the bar before me, and convinced one of them might have just winked at me! 

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